Date(s) - 18/09/2020 - 20/09/2020
Latest COVID update (28/08/20)
*** Due to the restrictions in place, the conditions to organise even partially the event in-person are not in place therefore this event will be taking place fully online ***
Travelling to Latvia
Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Liechtenstein, Norway, Vatican City.
An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold.
A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold.
COVID-19 contingency disclaimer
Criteria according to which we move from an in-person/hybrid event to a fully digital one:
- We follow closely and evaluate the situation through the reopen EU page to check restrictions.
- We advice for representatives from risk groups not to come but rather connect online for the events (possibility to be hybrid will be offered – also in case of restrictions).
- If more than 30% of the organisations are unable to attend in person due to restrictions then we move the discussion under alert – emergency planning with the Bureau potentially moving it online.
- Representatives attending should commit to not come if sick/with symptoms or were in close contact with a sick person. Then, no show fees won’t apply.
- Event specific regular updates on a weekly basis on the website page will be made starting second part of August.
18-20 September 2020
This European Liberal Forum (ELF) seminar will bring together liberal youth leaders from across Europe to discuss the state of innovation and digitalisation in our societies and especially in our own organisations. The event is exclusively aimed at Presidents (or if they are not available then one Vice-President can represent) of LYMEC member organisations, as well as the Steering Committee of the IMS.
Friday, 18 September 2020
16:00 Opening speeches
Daniel Kaddik, ELF Executive Director
Antoaneta Asenova, LYMEC President
Jelena Jesajana, Forum for Latvia’s Future
16:15 Agenda and objectives of the event
Dan-Aria Sucuri, LYMEC Vice-President
16:30 Digital agenda and leadership in the EU
Karen Melchior, MEP, Renew Europe Group
17:30 Best practice sharing on innovation and digitalisation
Kevin Tammearu, Unified eXchange Platform
18:30 Wrap-up and end of the first day
Saturday, 19 September 2020
10:00 Capacity-building: Developing common plans for 2021 – call for a more digitalised Europe
Laia Comerma, LYMEC Events and training officer
10:45 SHORT BREAK
11:00 Roundtable discussion on innovation and digitalisation
Juris Pūce, chair of Latvijas Attistibai and Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia
12:00 Wrap-up session
Thinking beyond – Institutional reform and digitalisation
Dan-Aria Sucuri, LYMEC Vice-President
12:30 END OF THE EVENT
- Digital policies and leadership in the EU
- Best practice sharing on innovation and digitalisation
- Capacity-building on how to improve the work together and initiate common plans for 2021
- Roundtable discussion on the topic of the seminar
- Common call for action and policy proposal initiation
This seminar is free of charge for the participants (accommodation is included), and we offer a travel reimbursement of up to 150 Euros per person upon completion of the relevant form and presentation of required documents (tickets, invoices, boarding pass …). The event is taking place in Riga, Latvia.
Due to COVID-19, we are constantly monitoring the situation and assessing the feasibility of the in-person event. For the time being, the event is set to take place in Riga. In any case, do not book any travels before receiving an official confirmation that your application has been accepted. This won’t happen before mid-August.
The event is exclusively aimed at the Presidents of LYMEC member organisations as well as the SC of the IMS.
As all LYMEC events, this seminar also applies the rules of late cancellation and no show fees: Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event leads to a late cancellation fee of 50 euro, and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the event or not attending at all leads to a late cancellation fee of 75 euro.
Do not book any travels before receiving an official confirmation that your application has been accepted.
Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. The European Liberal Forum might also use the pictures, video or audio in their communications.
***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC and European Liberal Forum to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC or ELF.***